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Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 07/02/2020
Admin-Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number: S193097

Department: Board of Trustees

Campus: Harrisburg

Position Number: n/a

Job Category: No Response

Status: Temporary

Job Type: Temporary

Start Date Desired: June 2, 2020

Advertised Hiring Range: No compensation - Volunteer

Job Summary

The Board of Trustees has three primary areas of responsibility: institutional policy, presidential relations, and financial resources.

Its duties are closely related to those of the president and to those of the faculty and all other staff of the College, but distinct from them. The president is the Board's adviser and the institution's executive officer. The faculty is the professional body which, under the president's leadership, creates and implements the educational and student services programs.

The trustees exercise their control through the president. He or she can work effectively only if he or she is given full responsibility and complete support, including the resources to carry out the programs the trustees have approved.

Due to the vacancy, the selected individual would serve in this position from June 2, 2020 through June 30, 2024.

Job Specific Task List

  • Capability and willingness to assist with fundraising, including annual and capital campaigns.
  • Each Trustee should be willing to make a visible personal commitment to College fundraising campaigns. This includes, at minimum, an annual gift to the HACC Foundation, and may include participation in Board-approved campaigns, such as capital campaigns and special campaigns.
  • Each Trustee accepts a commitment to be an effective and positive advocate for the College. This includes being fully versed in major issues and strategic goals, and being able to articulate them in a positive manner, both formally and informally. Job-related prohibitions against such advocacy should induce a candidate to take her/himself out of consideration.
  • The BOT meets nine times annually, on the first Tuesday of the month, at 11:30 AM. A standing conflict disqualifies a candidate. Three consecutive absences are grounds for removal from the Board.
  • Each Board member is expected to serve on at least one standing committee of the Board. Most committees meet monthly.
  • The Board has an annual strategic planning retreat, usually in August.
  • New Trustees are expected to participate in a half-day orientation session scheduled at mutual convenience by the President's office. In addition, a variety of conferences and training opportunities is offered to all Trustees, on topics relevant to Board service. Trustees may take advantage of such offerings at College expense.
  • Through the year, a number of annual or occasional activities are planned, at which Board participation is expected or desired. These include the annual Legislative Breakfast, Commencement in May and December, the annual College Convocation in September and major ceremonies of various kinds.
  • Although there is no requirement, Trustees are encouraged to attend and participate in College activities and events, such as cultural programs, student awards programs, athletic events and similar activities.
  • All Trustees should have familiarity or experience with proper Board decorum, including rules of order. All board members are expected to understand and practice their policy making role while delegating day-to-day decision making and management of the College to the President. Proper preparation for monthly meetings, including familiarity with agenda and proposed actions is an expectation of all governing boards. Familiarity with by-laws, key policies and other instruments of government is also an expectation.
  • The President, the staff of the President's Office and members of the President's Cabinet maintain a posture of appropriate responsiveness and support to Trustees seeking information related to their duties. Lines of effective communication are maintained, and the President is to be notified of any irregularities that may arise. This spirit of cooperation and support has traditionally been a governing strength for the College.
  • A confidentiality statement will need to be signed if you are chosen as a trustee.

Qualifications - Minimum Education and Experience

Residency Requirement - Cumberland, Dauphin or Perry County

Qualifications - Preferred Experience

  • Experience as an employee or director with a nonprofit or educational institution/system

Job Close Date: 04/19/2020

Open Until Filled: No

HACC's Purpose

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

HACC's Core Values


  • We set high goals and achieve them.
  • We consistently perform above our own and others' expectations.
  • We provide exceptional service to all.


  • We challenge the status quo.
  • We continually strive to develop new and creative approaches to the education and training needs of our communities.


  • We promote respect, collegiality, diversity and empathy in all we say and do.
  • We nurture awareness and cultural sensitivity to create a climate of trust.
  • We create a learning environment that appreciates diversity.
  • We respect the shared governance decision-making process.


  • We behave in a manner consistent with our core values.
  • We are honest, open and truthful in our statements and actions.
  • We provide the most accurate information available in all communication.

HACC's Diversity Statement

As an institution of higher education, HACC recognizes its responsibility to maintain an environment that affirms the diversity of people and ideas.

HACC embraces, supports, and actively pursues a policy of inclusiveness that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the community it serves and the world in which we live.

The Board of Trustees and the President lead HACC's commitment to open access to education, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and equal opportunity in employment. This commitment serves to promote a college-wide environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and cultural competence.

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